WIDNES Vikings will bring the curtain down on rugby league’s Summer Bash on Sunday when they renew their rivalry with Leigh Centurions.

After a few wobbles in April in the Championship, Vikings will go into the clash buoyed by their Challenge Cup display at Wakefield where they held the Super League top three side until Jack Owens’ late dismissal.

The last time the sides met ­— on Good Friday ­— the Vikings came out 30-12 winners.

They have had it over their rivals in the past five outings, but Centurions come into this one refreshed after a week off and beginning to find their feet in fifth spot on the table.

Vikings are hoping to have some players back in for the game, with Jordan Johnstone fit despite coming off at Wakefield.

There are plenty of sub-plots within this match with both coaches ­— Kieron Purtill and John Duffy ­— having had spells at the other club.

In fact Duffy was in the Vikings side the last time they won in Blackpool - the 2009 Northern Rail Cup final that secured them the tick for a Super League franchise.

Also in the Leigh ranks is ex-Widnes hooker Liam Hood who switched back to the Centurions in early spring.

The rivalry is going strong off the field too, with both clubs seeking to outdo the other on ticket sales with 800 signed up from Vikings already.

Tickets continue to be sold from Widnes Market from today until Saturday ( 9am-5pm).

Members of the Vikings First Team will be attending the shop on Saturday (18 May) to meet, as they aim to be the best supported club at Bloomfield Road.

Summer Bash Tickets:

Season Ticket Holders Sunday: Adult - £12.50, Concession/Junior - £6.25.

General Price Sunday: Adult - £25, Concession/Junior - £12.50.

Season Ticket Holders Weekend: Adult - £20, Concession/Junior - £10.

General Price Weekend: Adult - £40, Concession/Junior - £20.

The Vikings v Leigh game will kick off at 5.30pm.